Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff

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June 3, 2005


Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to Recognize Citizens and Staff, Issue Proclamations and Adopt a Resolution

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, at its meeting on Monday, June 6, beginning at 8:30 a.m., will recognize the following citizens and staff for their accomplishments, issue proclamations and adopt a resolution as listed below. For more information, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

U.S. Army Week
Celebrating 230 years of service to the nation
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of June 6 - 13, 2005, as U.S. Army Week in Fairfax County, marking the Army’s 230th anniversary.

Fort Belvoir Commander to Be Recognized
Colonel Thomas W. Williams committed to the tasks at hand
The Board of Supervisors will designate June 14, 2005, as Colonel T. W. Williams Day in Fairfax County. Williams consistently interacts with the community, and local, state and national representatives to seek solutions that will benefit all concerned. His command at Fort Belvoir began on July 11, 2002.

Outstanding Members of the Community
Lord & Lady Fairfax Honorees
The Board of Supervisors will recognize 20 residents for their outstanding commitment and service in 2005 to the Fairfax County community. Each honoree is selected by a member of the Board of Supervisors. Individuals chosen this year include Maria Demarest and Ronald Winters, At-Large; Kathy and Larry Ichter, Braddock District; Robin O. Rentsch and Michael Kearney, Dranesville District; Ann Rodriguez and Ed L. Tennyson, Hunter Mill District; Liz Murphy and Edward R. Batten, Lee District; Alice Snitzer and John King, Mason District; Louise Cleveland and Tim Sargeant, Mount Vernon District; Renata Wade and Herb Taylor, Providence District; Charlene Murphy and Philip Rosenthal, Springfield District; and Paula Elsey and Gary Flather, Sully District.

Direct Care Workers Week
Honoring those who support individuals in need and their families
The Board of Supervisors will designate the week of June 9 - 16, 2005, as Direct Care Workers Week in Fairfax County. Direct care workers are trained professionals who collaborate with additional health care providers to offer quality assistance to those in need and support for their families.

Besting the Competition
Bull Run Elementary School Chess Team retains state title
Bull Run Elementary School Chess Team, Centreville, defended its Virginia State Scholastic Chess Championship title in Yorktown, Virginia, on March 12 - 13, 2005. Bull Run bested teams comprised of the 470 students attending the competition to retain its title for the second year. The Board of Supervisors will recognize the team and its coach, Bill Moore, for this accomplishment.

Play Ball
McLean Little League is golden
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the McLean Little League organization on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.

More Than a Club
Springfield club places emphasis on healthy recreation and relaxation
The Board of Supervisors will recognize the Springfield Swimming and Racquet Club for the enhanced community life provided to Springfield residents for 50 years. The club is situated in the Crestwood community of Springfield.

Service and Dedication to the Community
Capital One gives back to the community
The Board of Supervisors will recognize Capital One for its generosity in creating a community park on land adjacent to the corporate headquarters located in Tysons Corner. The park opened on April 16 and includes a regulation-sized soccer field, two smaller fields and a regulation-sized 90-foot baseball diamond where the mound is adjustable to accommodate Little League and softball play. In addition to the fields, there is also a pavilion for snacks and restroom facilities.

George Smith to Be Recognized
Years of service dedicated to land use and transportation on behalf of residents
George Smith, of McLean, will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors for his dedication and advocacy while serving as a member of the Transportation Advisory Commission. Smith will also be cited for his work on the Fairfax County Goals Commission and his commitment to enhance the quality of life for all county residents.

Albert Van Metre Sr.
Van Metre Companies led by civic-minded individual
Albert Van Metre Sr. and the Van Metre Companies will be recognized by the Board of Supervisors on the occasion of their 50th anniversary for their many achievements, including numerous Finest for Family Living awards, as well as their contributions to the success of Fairfax County.

Hepatitis Awareness Day
Bringing the issue to the fore
The Board of Supervisors will declare June 18, 2005, as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County in conjunction with the annual Tim Harmon 5K Run-Walk, an event aimed at educating and raising awareness of the impact hepatitis C has on individuals and their families in the county. This annual event is held in memory of Timothy Harmon, a past director of Residential Services for Alcohol and Drug Services.

Girls’ Financial Literacy Week
Understanding money management
The Board of Supervisors will proclaim the week of June 27 - July 1, 2005, as Girls’ Financial Literacy Week in Fairfax County to encourage young women to learn about money management, saving and investing.


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